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February Freeze: Snow Doesn't Stop Law Enforcement

Before 2pm hit Wichita Falls Police Officers responded to more than a dozen accidents and just as many assistance calls.  In order to prepare their vehicles for this winter weather maintenance checks are performed weeks in advanced, tire chains are added, antifreeze is looked at and oil changes are made.

No matter how many calls come their way, the snow isn't enough to stop them.

"Obviously we're still going to answer the calls, we're still going to serve the community with all the resources that we have," said Officer Harold McClure.

Officers are kept on their normal shifts but what does change is the number of reports coming in from stranded drivers, that's why they encourage you to stay off these roads.

"If you are going to be out on the roads please use extreme caution.  Give yourself plenty of time to get where you're going.  Give yourself stopping distance, and don't follow as closely," said McClure.

When comparing the weather we've seen over the past two weeks to the Christmas Blizzard of 2009 McClure said this time around they were much more prepared.

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